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Project of the Week veteran Lara Swimmer is back on the site today with another puppy-filled, sweeping vista, atmospheric, house in Washington. I am particularly fond of this project of Lara’s because this past September I spent some time out in Winthrop and the Methow Valley and just adored it.
Have you ever had freezing hands during a photoshoot or drone flight? Look no further, as today I present you the best winter glove for photographers.
A year ago, I hesitated to answer this difficult question with a fairly obvious answer for a long time.Is there any place for such a business in a country where all the processes of peaceful life have slowed down or stopped normal activities of a peaceful life?
Toronto-based architectural photographer Adrian Ozimek is our featured photographer for today’s Project of the Week. Reminiscent of a warmer time for all of us folks who are experiencing a chilly February, we’ll be taking a look at his photographs of the gorgeous Jib House in Nova Scotia by Omar Gandhi Architect.
For some time now, I’ve been convinced that a better tripod or tripod head doesn’t make me a better photographer or improve my photographs in any way. That being said, it definitely makes my life easier and more satisfying instead of difficult. That’s why as a professional architecture photographer I always use carbon tripods from Gitzo with heads and accessories from: Arca Swiss, Really Right Stuff and Sunwayfoto.
I recently sat down with Kevin Brost and suddenly an hour and a half had gone by and I felt like we had barely scratched the surface. We discussed his style, his approach, his shooting and editing processes, business matters and a plethora of other topics.
Lindsay Reid is a Métis photographer, based in Canada. She specializes in architecture, interiors, and landscapes. Today we’ll be taking a look at her photographs of the award-winning Forest Pavilion in Winnipeg by Public City Architecture. Lindsay’s photographs of this project are a perfect and all-encompassing look at the Pavilion – complete with dogs, gifs showing usage, cyclist, playing children, and bonfires.
Launched in the summer of 2020, Shelter is a self-described streaming platform for design nerds. Founded by Australian actor and producer Dustin Clare and his wife, Camille, the couple describes Shelter as being part of the next wave of streaming. Rather than casting a wide net focusing on general entertainment (e.g.,
Alex Nye gives us a behind-the-scenes look into his editing process using localized Lightroom adjustments and masks in his newest Youtube video. Alex shows off how to intersect linear gradients and luminance ranges. He also shows how he manipulates light to create drama and atmosphere to guide the viewer’s eye and create mood.
I hope you’re ready to relax this fine Friday, because New York-based architectural and luxury retail photographer Brian Berkowitz is taking us to World Spa for this week’s featured project! “WorldSpa is a pretty unique venue,” he starts. “It is slightly over 55,000 sq feet, encompassing 3 floors in Brooklyn, of pure spa.
I have to admit that I have a slight obsession with camera tripods. Over the past ten years, I have accumulated six of them in my office and every one has its own unique use. For my architectural shoots in the mountains, I was looking for a real jack of all trades.
Of all of the places to see architectural photography end up, a USPS stamp has to be one of the most unexpected – and coolest! The United States Postal Service has announced that in their fresh 2023 stamp lineup, they’ll have four new Presorted First-Class Mail stamps available for purchase by bulk mail users in coils of 3,000 and 10,000.
Back in 2012-13, photographers got a bit of a scare with the Riensdorf v Sketchers case. In that case, the photographer brought an infringement claim against his client for exceeding the usage granted in his license. The client-defendant tried a very interesting and, for photographers, dangerous defense: it claimed that they created the ad using the image with the photographer, making the ad a work of joint authorship
This week’s featured project is such a joy to take in. Feast your eyes on Nagatacho Apartment – a myriad of pastel colors, textures, and shapes, all packaged up into one vibrant apartment in Tokyo’s governmental administrative district. Nagatacho Apartment is the wonderful creation of Atelier Adam Nathaniel Furman – known for their stunning use of color and materiality throughout all of their projects.
If you’re into architectural photography, my guess is that you already know about the abilities of tilt-shift lenses. Canon has been on the forefront of this domain for years. More recently Laowa has started to offer an alternative. Now they have both a 15mm and a 20mm option.
Our favorite gear shop B&H Photo is running some great promotions and sales today. If you’re thinking about grabbing new photo equipment or gear for your office, you might want to check in on their current deals. Here are a few of my favorites: Save $800 on the Fujifilm GFX 50S II Fuji’s GFX 50S II typically costs $3,999.95 for the base, but right now at B&H you can pick it up for $3,199.95, saving you $800.
Today we’re headed to Spain’s Lleida province with Barcelona-based architectural photographer Pol Viladoms to see Hiha Studio’s El Poal. El Poal is a thoughtful mix of materials, textures, forms, and spaces. The home was recently included on Amazon Prime’s “Make Yourself At Home” series.
I think I’ve cracked the code! If you’ve ever submitted a copyright infringement / take-down form on Instagram, you know that it can lead to a bit of back and forth between you and Instagram requesting more and more information stating your case as to why a certain photo (or photos) should be taken down.
This week’s featured project is an interesting switch-up from our typical Project of the Week offerings, and it is a great reminder that personal projects can have a huge impact on your career and body of work. Today we’ll be checking out this collaborative project by Arizona-based architectural photographers Alex Rentzis and Kevin Kaminski.